Below are Lean Six Sigma success stories in the Logistics industry organized alphabetically. For success stories in other industries, please visit our Lean Six Sigma Success Stories page.
3PL Transplace Selected by Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin Robbins for Inbound Logistics Thanks in Part to Lean Six Sigma
3PL Transplace, a logistics provider, has been selected by National DCP, the cooperative for Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin Robbins, to manage distribution for over 7,000 locations in the USA. 3PL is an adherent of Lean Six Sigma processes.
The First Choice approach comes via the Six Sigma DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, Control) methodology and the Lean process. While DMAIC arrived at DHL from technology companies such as GE and Motorola, Lean has its origins in manufacturing. For some specific customers, DHL’s clearance documentation has been reduced by three or four days in Sydney; DHL has done initiatives on invoicing timelines in Sydney and Melbourne, and in Brisbane, they did an initiative for ocean freight.
Dynamic Recycling is a full service IT company that reuses and recycles to empower better communities. Since the organization’s beginnings in 2007 and with over 250,000 square feet of office and warehouse space, Dynamic Recycling is an industry leader in the environmental industry. Their processes and innovation operate using Lean Six Sigma. The Dynamic team constantly evaluates themselves to improve.
HCL Infosystems uses Lean Six Sigma initiatives to improve their client experience. They are committed to sustaining the highest standards of quality and service levels for their current customers and partners. They’re finding that the return on investing in the current clients is much less challenging than obtaining new ones.
Numina Warehouse Technologies
The company’s Lean Distribution Process provides the following benefits to Internet retailers:
- Orders are picked, packed and shipped faster
- Reduced shipping errors (greater than 99.9% accuracy)
- Operating expenses reduced
- Productivity increased by 30%-50%
- Increased customer satisfaction and retention
Ryder has utilized Lean to create a Lean warehouse, where it has had an amazing effect on employee performance by utilizing these five guiding principles:
- People Involvement: Engaging every employee
- Built-in Quality: Striving to prevent mistakes before they happen
- Standardization: Documenting and making sure best practices are followed
- Short Lead Time: Filling customer orders ASAP
- Continuous Improvement: Understanding that a process can always be improved
Attacking the 8 Wastes With Sunland Logistics Solutions
After 35 years, Sunland Logistics Solutions continues its strategic growth as a third party logistics provider to manufacturing customers. With the ever changing global economy, Sunland Distribution continues to evolve, now operating through the southeast and midwest of the United States.
“Our purpose is to help our customers do what they do better. This means they can focus on making the best products, and we can focus on getting their products to their customers more efficiently,” shares Sunland CEO, Arch Thomason.
With a deep-rooted effort around continuous process improvement, Sunland’s leadership team adopted and addressed one of the eight wastes, unused “Employee Genius” (under-utilized talent). By “attacking waste,” employees are empowered to make the simple changes that can make their jobs easier and share their success at weekly team meetings.
In all of Sunland’s continuous improvement efforts, it’s no surprise to see that they have been able to realize 100% growth since implementing the “Destination 2018 Growth Strategy.”